Bustling souks, desert landscapes and striking sunsets are set to get even closer this winter as British Airways launches a new direct service to Marrakech from London Heathrow.

The airline has announced it will be adding a new four-per-week service from Terminal 5 to the Moroccan holiday hotspot from 28 October, 2018.

During the winter season customers will be able to fly direct from British Airways London-hub, with services taking off on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; offering holidaymakers the perfect excuse to escape for a sunshine weekend break.

The airline already flies from London Gatwick to Marrakech eight times a week with a number of different flight times allowing customers to choose a travel time that suits them best.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “Marrakech adds another exciting destination to our leisure network at Heathrow and is a fantastic starting point to explore Morocco; from trekking in the Atlas Mountains to discovering the amazing deserts and beaches and soaking up the atmosphere of the many medinas. Marrakech is one of the key tourism destinations in north Africa, so we’re excited to serve it from two of our London airports.”

The airline is also increasing the number of flights it operates to other firm-favourite city break destinations from Heathrow this winter, with more flights to Prague (27 to 34 per week), Budapest (20 to 23 per week) and Barcelona (46 to 53 per week), as well as increasing the frequency to winter sun destinations such as Gibraltar (9 to 13 per week), Larnaca (7 to 10 per week) and Malaga (4 to 6 per week).

British Airways recently added Nashville to its longhaul network from Heathrow and travellers wanting to head further afield this winter have a new destination: the South African city of Durban with the start of a direct service from Terminal 5.

From 29 October holidaymakers will be able to surf their heart out along the Golden Mile, explore the lush green garden province and enjoy golden sun kissed beaches with three direct flights a week to the spectacular South African city.

These new routes come as British Airways rolls out a £4.5 billion, five-year customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all its customers.

 

Timetable

Day of operation

Outbound (LHR-RAK)

Flight Number

Local Departure Time

Local Arrival Time

Aircraft

Thursday

BA668

10:00

13:25

A320

Friday

BA668

09:25

12:50

A320

Saturday

BA668

10:05

13:30

A320

Sunday

BA668

11:05

14:30

A320

 

Day of operation

Inbound (RAK-LHR)

Flight Number

Local Departure Time

Local Arrival Time

Aircraft

Thursday

BA669

14:10

17:35

A320

Friday

BA669

13:50

17:15

A320

Saturday

BA669

14:15

17:40

A320

Sunday

BA669

15:15

18:40

A320